I just hooked up Dell 720 printer to computer windows XP2000. The printer will print but the cartridge tray gets caught as it slides to the far right side of the tray, then it will not print any further. If I hold down the level it gets caught on, it will reload and print. Is there a simple fix solution for this issue?
It may not really be the lever it may just need some lube. if you use some vasline and rub it on the bar and then move the printer head up and down put more vasline until the head moves slwly then try printing this may work.
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I have the exact same printer and had to replace the print head. This dell 720 is a discontnued model and may or maynot be worth the $35 fix. the issue is the print head gets clogged up prematurely in these 720 series dell paperwights.
the best course of action:
1. purchase priont head
2. or buy a new printer
You can try print head cleaning kit but you may be wasting you time and money on the ket because it does not work 100 percent of the time.
thanks for your question, i would thank you for your ratings and feedback in advance!
There is a small rubber belt that moves the print head back and forth. If it is out of alignment it may seem to fly too quickly across the silver track to the opposite side of the printer making a big "thunk" when it hits! This usually happens right after changing a cartridge and USUALLY fixes itself. Don't worry, the printer won't break from it.
Next, the print becoming lighter may just be the print head wearing out. If you've tried the print head cleaning procedure that is included with the software and it's still too light, it's likely that you use the printer heavily and it's just worn out. If that is the case, I would highly recommend a printer that is designed for heavier usage. It will cost a little more, but the print cartridges are about the same price, they usually print a little faster, and they last about 5 times longer than a standard consumer version.
Lastly, if you installed Explorer 7 and are having problems, you need to make sure you have the appropriately up-to-date operating system software. You don't necessarily need the newest version of Windows for example, but you need to make sure that the service pack for your current software is up to date. Explorer 7 doesn't seem to work and play well with old Windows versions and older Mac OS.
Firewall Issue: Maybe your firewall is blocking the connection to your printer. Try allowing access to all applications related to Dell or printer or communication systems under Program Permissions in your Firewall program.
Did you try to install the drivers again? This may be the problem. try the following link- http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/PRINTER/OTHERS/Dell-Inkjet-Printer-720.shtml this should help to install a new driver on your computer.